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Tait bids farewell to cricket

Tait had represented Australia in all formats of the game

Australian pacer Shaun Tait announced his retirement from all form of cricket just days after he became an “Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).”


Tait who represented the Australian side in three Tests, 35 One Day Internationals and 21 T20 matches, came into limelight when he made his Test debut against England at Nottingham.


Tait was part of the 2007 World Cup winning squad in West Indies was best known for his pace and was rated among the fastest bowlers of all time, clocking the 100 mile per hour barrier more than once in his career.


With his sheer pace, Tait was prone to injuries particularly which have regularly hampered his cricketing carrer. These injuries lead towards his retirement from first-class cricket in 2009 and ODIs in 2011.


Tait had been playing the shortest format of the game in domestic leagues around the world had represented Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL) earlier this Australian summer.


While talking to a website Tait said, "I honestly wanted to play a couple more years but I knew it was going to be as difficult as it was this year (with the Hurricanes).”


Tait further added, "It was getting difficult of not being able to play because of my elbow so I knew during the Big Bash that I was going to finish up soon.”


The pacer further added that he had realised during the Hurricanes stint that the game had gotten “quicker and better” while he was “getting slower and a bit older”.


It is pertinent to mention that Tait married Indian model Mashoom Singh in 2014 and announced regarding his Indian citizen by posting a picture of his OCI card.